In every community, there are children and families at a point of crisis, who need help. In those same communities, there are churches and people who care and want to take action. But what they need is a connection point. CarePortal is an online platform that brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention.
Social workers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond. Your responses could help achieve goals like: prevent a child from entering foster care, make an adoptive placement or support a youth aging out of foster care.
Help your community through COVID-19
In response to the pandemic, and in coordination with federal HHS and caseworkers across the country, CarePortal launched a COVID-19 Disaster Relief feature. This addition allows local churches across the nation to create and respond to critical needs affecting our most vulnerable children and families.
There are three specific needs at the bullseye of this crisis that can be presented by churches and requesting agencies and met by local churches through the relief feature: (1) support an emergency worker and their family; (2) alleviate food/essentials insecurity; and (3) stabilize housing insecurity.
Since the U.S. President declared the COVID-19 national emergency, over 1,300 churches have enabled the feature and over 16,000 children and adults have been served. Learn how you or your church can respond to essential needs during this unprecedented time.